2018 Audi A7

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$69,700–$69,700 MSRP range
(4.7) 6 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Audi A7. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    340-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Distinctive styling
  • Interior materials
  • Acceleration
  • Relative fuel efficiency

The Bad

  • Marginal sight lines
  • Low seats
  • Narrow cargo area
  • Easily inflated sticker price

Notable Features of the 2018 Audi A7

  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone connectivity standard
  • Supercharged V-6 engine standard
  • Coupelike styling, hatchback versatility
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • High-performance S7 and RS 7 models available

2018 Audi A7 Overview

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Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Audi A7 is a large four-door hatchback. It combines a coupelike profile with the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon, Audi says. The A7 slots between the A6 and A8 sedans in Audi's lineup, and competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Porsche Panamera.

The A7 comes only with a supercharged gas V-6 engine. Performance variants of the A7 are available as the S7 and RS 7, both of which are powered by turbocharged V-8 engines.

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New for 2018

The supercharged V-6's output is up slightly to 340 horsepower and LED ambient lighting is now standard. Prestige versions add a corner-view camera.

S7

The four-seat S7 is a performance variant of Audi's coupelike four-door hatchback, the A7. A 450-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 is standard. The V-8 teams with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Porsche Panamera.

What's Special

  • Available sport rear differential
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height

RS 7

The RS 7 is the ultimate statement in the A7 line, combining stunning looks with radical performance. It has a unique grille, bumpers and other exterior touches, and it uses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 560 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard, and the RS 7 is capable of sprinting to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, accordin...

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Audi A7 is a large four-door hatchback. It combines a coupelike profile with the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon, Audi says. The A7 slots between the A6 and A8 sedans in Audi's lineup, and competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Porsche Panamera.

The A7 comes only with a supercharged gas V-6 engine. Performance variants of the A7 are available as the S7 and RS 7, both of which are powered by turbocharged V-8 engines.

(Skip to details on the S7 and RS 7)

New for 2018

The supercharged V-6's output is up slightly to 340 horsepower and LED ambient lighting is now standard. Prestige versions add a corner-view camera.

S7

The four-seat S7 is a performance variant of Audi's coupelike four-door hatchback, the A7. A 450-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 is standard. The V-8 teams with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Porsche Panamera.

What's Special

  • Available sport rear differential
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height

RS 7

The RS 7 is the ultimate statement in the A7 line, combining stunning looks with radical performance. It has a unique grille, bumpers and other exterior touches, and it uses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 560 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard, and the RS 7 is capable of sprinting to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, according to Audi.

What's Special

  • Performance version has 605-hp V-8 engine
  • 21-inch wheels with summer tires
  • Adaptive rear spoiler
  • Available carbon-fiber front spoiler, rear diffuser
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Available dynamic steering, suspension
  • Standard head-up display
  • Sport exhaust with black finishers

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

THE CAR THAT GETS THE MOST ATTENTION OF ANY CAR TH

by Old man with a thing about cars from Augusta, GA on July 5, 2018

I could not enjoy this car any more and I get more comments from the public than any car that I have owned. People become excited when they see it. Read full review

(5.0)

Awesome car to drive

by asddfdaDF from NH on June 7, 2018

awesome looking car, great comfort and very strong performance. One you test drive the car you will fall in love with it. from the looks, interior comfort, gas mileage. I love this car Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Audi A7 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Audi A7 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, 1 Year/Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 Year / Unlimited Miles

    1 Year/ Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty features 1 Year / Unlimited Miles of warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired and coverage honored at over 300 Audi dealerships service centers throughout the U.S., total confidence is yours as you take the road less traveled.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A7 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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